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Border radio : quacks, yodelers, pitchmen, psychics, and other amazing broadcasters of the American airwaves

Author: Gene Fowler; Bill Crawford
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the border radio from the 1930s to the 1960s and describes how broadcasters pioneered direct sales advertising, used the radio as a political tool, popularized country music and rock, and introduced the electronic church.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fowler, Gene, 1950-
Border radio.
Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)653022987
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Fowler; Bill Crawford
ISBN: 0292725388 9780292725386 0292725353 9780292725355
OCLC Number: 47176968
Description: viii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: turn your radio on --
Del Rio's Dr. Brinkley: the big daddy of border radio --
Purple shadow on the Rio Grande: Norman Baker in Nuevo Laredo --
Border blaster at black rock --
Crazy --
Please pass the tamales, pappy 6 --
"Radio waves pay no attention to lines on a map" --
"Coast to coast, border to border ... your good neighbor along the way" --
Howlin' on a quarter million watts --
Blasting from Baja --
Radio station S-A-V-E-D --
That outlaw X --
Selected Bibliography --
Index --
"Border radio" song lyrics from Nevada Slim.
Responsibility: Gene Fowler & Bill Crawford ; foreword by Wolfman Jack.
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